I'm usually too lazy to bother putting images in my posts and so I was all set to let this one slide, but @IsaLeeWolf guilted me into this, so you've got her to blame/thank. This post is a slightly heavily modified version of my Pint of Science talk that I gave in the middle of May 2017 … Continue reading How to break things – Pint of Science 2017
Regular readers of this blog will know that I have had a go at the April AtoZ blogging challenge on two occasions. First time around I completed a series on "How to write a thesis", and this year I did 26 posts on the use of materials in fiction. One of the great things about … Continue reading 10,000 steps a day
An occasional series in the spirit of Beachcomber’s “Dictionary for Today”. Appload - Sending content to an app. e.g. "I just apploaded a pic to Twitter".
Back in April, I wrote 26 blog posts on materials that you find in, for the purposes of simplicity, what we'll generalise as fiction. Whilst hard work and quite stressful at times, it was quite fun and from this extended bout of writing I developed some new writing techniques and habits aimed at trying to … Continue reading How to structure my book
Having sounded off the other week about what scientists ought to be doing , I thought I would flag these three things, which are linked by me recently finding out that things that I'd long believed were not, in fact, true, or at least not as I remembered them being stated. Absinthe is not a liqueur, … Continue reading Absinthe, Democracy, and Einstein.
I was chatting with a friend about this and that the other day. It was a lovely evening and we were admiring some cirrrus clouds that were just catching the edge of the sunset, and it was all very beautiful. I can't rememeber the exact sequence of the conversation that led to this point, but … Continue reading I wondered about a lonely cloud
The first in an occaisional series in the spirit of Beachcomber’s “Dictionary for Today”. Receiptful – when you think you have money in your wallet, but it turns out only to be receipts.